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'Bohemia! How Far Off that Used to Sound'

16 October 2018, 11:00

In 1827 the writer Maria Callcott embarked on a two-year honeymoon tour of Europe with her new husband, the painter Augustus Wall Callcott. En route between Dresden and Vienna, they visited Prague and its surroundings. Discover what they saw on their travels, with Caroline Palmer of the Ashmolean Museum.

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Caroline Palmer

Caroline Palmer


Caroline Palmer studied Modern and Medieval Languages at King’s College, Cambridge, before becoming an editor with art publishers Thames & Hudson. In 2009 she completed her PhD in Art History: ‘Women writers on art and perceptions of the female connoisseur, 1780–1860’ (AHRC). This focused on Maria Callcott, Anna Jameson, Mary Philadelphia Merrifield and Elizabeth Eastlake, as well as exploring the travel writing of Anna Miller, Mary Berry and Mariana Starke, the art criticism of Sarah Flower Adams, and the ico... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song

The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...

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